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Wed, 22 May 2013 15:58:11 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick, who held onto the ball for an average of 3.07 seconds last year, will likely have to change in order to be successful in head coach Chip Kelly's new offense. Kelly, while at Oregon, preached that his quarterbacks were urged to get the ball out of their hands in 1.5 seconds. "I think there is a lot more to Michael," Kelly said back in February. "I think quarterbacks are a byproduct of their experience. But to sit here and say I understood the system that Michael's been in whether he's with the Falcons under Coach (Dan) Reeves or here, that depends on the system that you run. Some of the systems that they run they don't ask him to get the ball out quick. Do I think he can get the ball out quick? I think he's got an unbelievable release. It's up and out and it's quick."
Vick has had success in his career in waiting for plays to develop down the field, but the new offense will be a stark contrast to that. To help him become ready for the new season, Vick spent time simulating running an up-tempo offense consisting of read options and even added some muscle to his frame. Vick also did some boxing training to learn how to avoid taking big hits. The early reports out of practice have been positive for Vick.
Fantasy Tip: Vick will have some competition in training camp from Nick Foles, but we all expect this to be Vick's job to lose. He gives the Eagles and Kelly the most athleticism in this offense, if he can adapt to his new role. The work that Vick has already put in lends optimism to the chances that he can do this and become successful. How successful this offense can be against opponents is another story altogether, though. For now, consider Vick an intriguing late-round selection that has the potential to be a very good backup QB.
Mon, 20 May 2013 12:18:06 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles received 21 snaps with the first-team offense during organized team activities Monday, May 20, while QB Michael Vick received 15 snaps.
Fantasy Tip: Foles and Vick have been splitting work with the starting offense since offseason workouts have begun. Foles likely would be a weak backup in fantasy leagues if he wins the job. Vick would be a borderline fantasy starter or a solid backup if he wins the job.
Sun, 19 May 2013 12:05:23 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said head coach Chip Kelly has helped him with his ball security by showing him a new way to hold the ball. "The other day, I broke out in the pocket, and the first thing Chip told me was to tuck the football," Vick said. "So I showed him how I was running with it, and he looked at it and he knocked the ball right out of my hands. And he was like, 'Hold it like this.' And what he told me felt comfortable. I had a tighter grip on the football. That should secure that problem as long as I work on it."
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:17:27 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick looks motivated to succeed this year. "(Vick's) noticeably bigger and enthused about the offense," Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman writes. Vick was in a system that had less designed runs for him last year, but the offense under new head coach Chip Kelly could play better to his strengths with an improved offensive line. Vick took snaps with the first team during organized team activities this week, and he's the favorite to start in Week 1 over QB Nick Foles.
Fantasy Tip: Vick will see some competition from Foles, but it appears to be Vick's job to lose during training camp. Kelly's new scheme should make the most of Vick's mobility and playmaking abilities, but his production will hinge on whether he can reduce his turnovers and stay healthy. With a late-round pick, he's worth gambling on as a QB2.
Mon, 13 May 2013 12:04:22 -0700
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles split reps with the first-team offense during organized team activities Monday, May 13.
Fantasy Tip: Vick and Foles likely will be involved in a competition for the starting quarterback job leading up to the start of the regular season. Vick would be a borderline fantasy starter or a solid backup if he wins the job while Foles would be a weak No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback if he won the job. Matt Barkley could also get involved in the competition at some point.
Mon, 13 May 2013 08:57:18 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is taking snaps with the first team Monday, May 13. QB Michael Vick is working with the second team.
Thu, 09 May 2013 14:10:15 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin said QB Michael Vick has gotten most of the first-team reps with QB Nick Foles getting first-team reps sprinkled in.
Fantasy Tip: No surprise here with how the snaps are being split at this point, but the real test will be how they are split in training camp and preseason games. For now, it is safe to assume Vick has the edge on the starting job, and that should be reflected on your draft boards.
Fri, 03 May 2013 14:27:23 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles could release QB Michael Vick if he does not win the starting quarterback job this season. Vick is believed to be the favorite for the job at this point.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:24:55 -0700
Florida State QB EJ Manuel has seen his draft stock soar of the final week heading into the 2013 NFL Draft, and he was considered a second-day pick that could fall into the third or fourth round a few months ago. The Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets have shown interest and they all pick within the first 15 picks. "They want me pretty bad," Manuel said of the Eagles. Manuel would be an extreme reach for Philadelphia's fourth overall pick, though, since they already have QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles on roster. However, some analysts think Manuel will be gone by the Eagles' 35th overall pick in the second round. The Jets also have two first-round picks, the Browns pick sixth overall and the Bills have the eighth selection.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 05:58:12 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said he has added nine pounds this offseason under new head coach Chip Kelly's training regimen. "All muscle," Vick said. "I want to be strong all year."
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 05:40:31 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said new head coach Chip Kelly's offensive scheme is refreshing. "It's great, it's awesome," Vick said. "It's (like) nothing I've ever seen before as an offense. We do a lot of things that just put the ball into guys' hands and let them make plays." Vick added the offense has worked on a lot of read-option plays during their minicamp.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:32:59 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said he still believe the team is his, even though he is splitting first team snaps with QB Nick Foles and QB Dennis Dixon. "I look at it as it's still my team, still my job," Vick said.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 05:44:26 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said Tuesday, April 16, following his first practice with the team he is in no rush to name a starting quarterback for the 2013 season. Kelly wants to create competition between QBs Michael Vick, Nick Foles and even Dennis Dixon. "There wasn't one set guy that just went with the ones the entire day," Kelly said. "All those guys got an opportunity to roll through ... It's April 16, so we're not playing until next September. We're going to use the full available time for us to make a full evaluation of what it is. I think it fosters competition. I think those guys love competition. That's why they're in that position, and they know it."
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:57:21 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB's Michael Vick and Nick Foles both split time taking first team reps at the team's minicamp Tuesday, April 16, according to head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly said that QB Dennis Dixon even got a first team rep.
Fantasy Tip: Keep an eye on how the first team reps are split the rest of the summer as you start to put together your draft board, although it would not be a surprise if the Eagles kept quiet on what their plans were for the position.
Sun, 17 Feb 2013 14:01:28 -0800
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick's new contract will drop his salary cap figure for 2013 from $16.9 million to $12.2 million.
Sat, 16 Feb 2013 08:20:27 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has been on record as saying he wants the football out of the quarterback's hands in 1.5 seconds. QB Michael Vick has been known to hold the football for too long; however, Kelly said that will not be a concern under his watch. "Some of the systems that they run they don't ask him to get the ball out quick. Do I think he can get the ball out quick? I think he's got an unbelievable release. It's up and out and it's quick," Kelly said of Vick. "What he's asked to do from a read progression and all those other things, I don't know what he's been asked to do in the past, but that's our job as coaches where he can get the ball out quickly, because we have some play makers on the offensive side of the ball that are going to flourish when we get the ball in their hands, so that's on us as coaches. Not on the quarterback."
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 07:20:16 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles will have an open competition at quarterback with QB Michael Vick and QB Nick Foles in the mix. "There is an open competition. Michael knows that. Nick knows that," head coach Chip Kelly said. "I wanted to make sure Nick was included in the plans, and I think both of them have outstanding qualities in terms of being quarterbacks in this league. Both of them have started in this league."
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:50:26 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick has thrown 24 interceptions in his last 23 starts over the last two seasons, in addition to 30 touchdowns. He owns a record of 10-13 over that span.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:38:25 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said that he has worried too much about not getting injured the past two seasons, which has hampered his game. "What I was doing the last two years was trying to protect myself, trying to make sure I was out there on the football field with my teammates, putting too much effort into not getting injured," Vick said. "When you do that, it just slows you down a half a second." Vick added he's not worried about getting injured if he increases his number of runs in head coach Chip Kelly's offense.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:22:04 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said he likes his quarterback situation heading into 2013, with the experience of QB Michael Vick and the youth of QB Nick Foles. "You need to be built for the long haul. There is a skill set that Nick has that really excites me about him," Kelly said. "I think we've got an older quarterback in Michael who is 32 now, and have a younger guy in Nick who is going into his second year, and I think it's the ideal situation for us moving forward this season."
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:13:37 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said he can still be effective as a running quarterback, particularly in an offense that will feature plenty of designed runs under head coach Chip Kelly. Vick rushed for 1,039 yards with the Atlanta Falcons in 2006. "It wasn't hard. All you have to do is train. I feel as if I can still do that. To what level? I don't know, but the way I feel, I can do it at a high level," Vick said.
Fantasy Tip: There are questions as to whether Vick can be effective in Kelly's offense. He does not get rid of the football quickly at times, which Kelly has said he is looking for in a quarterback. Vick may have some mobility left at 32 (he will turn 33 in June), but Kelly's offense features plenty of designed runs and Vick has struggled in that area. Over the last two seasons, he averaged 6.7 yards per rush on scrambles and only 1.7 yards on designed runs. There is some upside for Vick in 2013, but still some concerns as well.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:08:02 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said that he believes he can be successful in new head coach Chip Kelly's high-tempo offense and that he's motivated to once again become an elite quarterback in the league. "Overall, you have to look at what really works and what makes you comfortable," Vick said. "I felt as if coming back made me comfortable. Meeting with Chip for first time, I felt like as if we can make it work."
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:21:23 -0800
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick is scheduled to receive $3.5 million base salary, a $3.5 million signing bonus and a $500,000 roster bonus in the contract he agreed to Monday, Feb. 11.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:45:19 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick wanted to stay with the team. "I feel like this is the perfect situation for me," Vick said after signing a restructured, one-year deal to quarterback the Eagles. "After talking with Chip and looking at the offense, I wanted to be here."
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:22:47 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick's new contract incentives are based on playing time, and how far the Eagles go in the playoffs. If the Eagles do not have a deep playoff run, the contract is nowhere near $10 million.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:17:21 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said part of the decision to bring back QB Michael Vick was partly based on what was available in free agency. Kelly said the decision was influenced by "what's out there on the quarterbacking landscape."
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:15:47 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly did not rule out the possibility of trading QB Michael Vick or QB Nick Foles this offseason but hopes both will be on the roster at the start of next season.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:35:01 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles will compete for the starting quarterback job next season.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:12:26 -0800
The move to restructure Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick's contract creates at least $5.5 million in additional cap space for the team.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:57:11 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly's offense is predicated on designed runs; however, it remains to be seen whether QB Michael Vick will be a good fit in such a scheme. Over the last two seasons, Vick averaged 6.7 yards per rush on scrambles and only 1.7 yards on designed runs.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:51:45 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick's winning percentage has declined in each of the last three seasons, from .727 in 2010, to .538 in 2011, to .300 in 2012. His touchdown-to-interception ratio in each of the last three seasons is plus-15, plus-4 and plus-2.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:36:32 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles will compete with QB Michael Vick for the team's 2013 starting quarterback job, according to a person informed of the team's thinking. The person said it was communicated to Foles that Vick could be brought back at a lower rate, and that it wouldn't mean he was going to be traded.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:28:50 -0800
Although the Philadelphia Eagles and QB Michael Vick have agreed to terms of a restructured contract, it still only allows Vick a chance to compete for a roster spot under new head coach Chip Kelly. The Eagles can still release him before the 2013 season starts.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:20:53 -0800
Updating previous items, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick's one-year deal reportedly has a significant signing bonus.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:19:27 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick wants to work with head coach Chip Kelly in the new offense and is confident that he will win the 2013 starting job outright.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:13:05 -0800
Updating a previous item, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick signed a one-year deal that could be worth up to $10 million.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:55:11 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick will return in 2013 as the team has restructured his deal for the upcoming season.
Fantasy Tip: This news ends speculation as to where Vick will play in 2013. At first glance, Vick would appear to be a good fit in new head coach Chip Kelly's up-tempo attack. Kelly, however, has also been on record as saying he wants a quarterback that can get rid of the football quickly, which isn't necessarily one of Vick's strengths. There is nevertheless some upside in terms of his value.
Sun, 10 Feb 2013 11:16:49 -0800
The Cleveland Browns likely will not acquire Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick if he becomes available this offseason even though chief executive officer Joe Banner likes him.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:27:51 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly like the idea of keeping QB Michael Vick. One of the outstanding issues for the coaching staff is that they don't know what they have in the Eagles quarterback, even though they think he is a viable passer. The Eagles are also concerned with Vick's injury history and with the number of turnovers Vick is responsible for.
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 06:43:46 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick is much bigger on the idea of staying with the team for the 2013 season than he was just a few weeks ago, after multiple meetings with head coach Chip Kelly. According to a source close to Vick, the two have had a couple meetings now, and Vick came away very high on Kelly. There are no guarantees, however, that Vick will return.
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 06:34:49 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is on record as saying he blames the quarterback for every sack and wants someone who will get the ball out of his hands very quickly, which is not exactly a strength of QB Michael Vick.
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:26:55 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles will not be releasing QB Michael Vick before the deadline Feb. 6, where $3 million of Vick's contract will become guaranteed. Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is still evaluating what the team is going to do at quarterback in 2013, and the team does not want to release Vick prematurely.
Fantasy Tip: While this may be good news for Vick in the short term, it is still yet to be determined what direction the Eagles will take in 2013. Monitor Vick's status through the off season, and adjust your draft boards as necessary after the Eagles make their evaluations.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:10:58 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick likely will not be on the roster next season if he is not the team's starting quarterback.
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:24:17 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson said he fully expects QB Michael Vick to return in 2013, with the team hiring head coach Chip Kelly. "For sure I can see it. Now that Chip Kelly is our offensive coordinator, I mean our head coach, Michael Vick I think it's a no-brainer to keep him here," Jackson said. "It fits his playing style and what he's done perfect."
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:23:28 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles are unlikely to be the answer at quarterback in new head coach Chip Kelly's spread offense attack. Foles could be trade bait if the team acquires Baltimore Ravens QB Dennis Dixon and he emerges as the starting quarterback.
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:34:22 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles will not need to pay QB Michael Vick $3 million he is owed after the Super Bowl because his contract states that the team only needs to pay him the $3 million if he makes less than $3 million next season.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:53:49 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles are not expected to make a quick decision about QB Michael Vick's future with the team even though $3 million of his $16.5 million deal becomes guaranteed if he is on the roster Feb. 6. The team does not see the guaranteed money as a big deal at this time and are determining how much they are willing to pay him if he remains on the team and they ask him to take a pay cut. Vick is not interested in taking a significant pay cut but may be willing to make a small pay cut.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:08:58 -0800
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets' top offseason priority will be to bring in another quarterback that will compete with QB Mark Sanchez for the starting role. Sanchez's 55.1 career completion percentage is way too low for a QB in a west coast offense, though, so he isn't expected to be the answer. Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Flynn, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick and San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith seem like unrealistic options because of the Jets' salary cap issues. It's unlikely that New York will use their first-round selection (ninth overall) to select a quarterback in this year's draft.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:30:10 -0800
The Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders could show interest in Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick if he is released this offseason.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:29:40 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly met with QBs Michael Vick and Nick Foles Friday, Jan. 18, but did not give either a firm commitment for the 2013 season.